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Esperion Therapeutics Inc (ESPR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Timothy Mayleben

57 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Bartram

36 2018 Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer

Narendra Lalwani

65 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President - Research & Development

Nicole Vitullo

60 2015 Independent Lead Director

Roger Newton

67 2016 Director

Jay Shepard

2018 Director

Jeffrey Berkowitz

52 2017 Independent Director

Scott Braunstein

54 2016 Independent Director

Dov Goldstein

50 2008 Independent Director

Antonio Gotto

83 2014 Independent Director

Daniel Janney

52 2012 Independent Director

Mark McGovern

65 2014 Independent Director

Gilbert Omenn

76 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Timothy Mayleben

Mr. Timothy M. Mayleben is Chief Executive Officer and President and Director at Esperion Therapeutics Inc. Prior to joining Esperion, Mr. Mayleben was President, CEO and a director of Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ: VCEL) (formerly Aastrom Biosciences). Previously, Mr. Mayleben was President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of NightHawk Radiology Holdings, Inc. Prior to joining Nighthawk, he was the COO of the original Esperion, until its acquisition by Pfizer in 2004. Mr. Mayleben is an advisor to, investor in, and member of the board of directors of several life science companies, including Kaléo Pharma, Loxo Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO) and Marinus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: MRNS) and the Wolverine Venture Fund. Mr. Mayleben earned an M.B.A., with distinction, from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.

Richard Bartram

Mr. Richard B. Bartram is appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer of the company effective January 1, 2018. he served as our Vice President, Finance, from 2015, and as our Controller between February 2013 and January 2015. Prior to joining Esperion, Mr. Bartram served as Assurance Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he held various positions of increasing responsibility over almost eight years with the firm. Mr. Bartram earned both Master's and Bachelor's degrees in accounting from Michigan State University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Michigan.

Narendra Lalwani

Dr. Narendra D. Lalwani, Ph.D., FAHA, DABT is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President - Research & Development of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. He was Chief Scientific Officer at Cerenis Therapeutics from 2007 to 2014 where he led R&D activities for the company. Previously, Dr. Lalwani was Vice President of Drug Safety at the original Esperion until its acquisition by Pfizer. Prior to Esperion, Dr. Lalwani held various positions of increasing responsibility in the Department of Pathology and Experimental Toxicology at Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis. Dr. Lalwani is a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and a diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT). Dr. Lalwani earned a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Bombay (India) and an M.B.A from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Nicole Vitullo

Ms. Nicole Vitullo is a Lead Independent Director of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. She joined Domain Associates, LLC, a venture capital firm with an exclusive focus on life sciences, in 1999 and became a Partner in 2004. From 1992 to 1999, Ms. Vitullo was Senior Vice President at Rothschild Asset Management, Inc. Ms. Vitullo is a director of a number of companies including Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN), Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS), Celtaxsys Inc. and Cotera, Inc. She previously served on the boards of Celator Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Jazz Pharmaceuticals), Durata Therapeutics (acquired by Actavis PLC) and VentiRx Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Celgene, Inc.). Ms. Vitullo received a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester. We believe Ms. Vitullo's experience working with and serving on the boards of directors of life sciences companies and her experience working in the venture capital industry qualifies her to serve as a member of our Board.

Roger Newton

Dr. Roger S. Newton, Ph.D., FAHA, FACN is a Director of the Company. and is a fellow of the American Heart Association and the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Newton was previously our Executive Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer from 2012 to December 2016 and President and Chief Executive Officer from our founding in 2008 to December 2012. Prior to joining our company, he was Senior Vice President, Pfizer Global R&D from 2004 to 2008. He was a Co-founder, President & CEO of the original Esperion from July 1998 until its acquisition by Pfizer in 2004. Prior to founding the original Esperion, Dr. Newton was Chairman of the Atherosclerosis Drug Discovery Team at Warner Lambert from 1981 to 1998. Dr. Newton is a director of a number of companies including Celsee Diagnostics (previously DeNovo Biosciences, Inc.) and Juventas Therapeutics, Inc. He is also a member of the Technology Advisory Boards of Arboretum Ventures and FirstSense Medical, LLC. Dr. Newton has a Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of California, Davis, a Master of Science degree in nutritional biochemistry from the University of Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Lafayette College.

Jay Shepard

Mr. Jay P. Shepard is Director of the Esperion Therapeutics Inc.

Jeffrey Berkowitz

Mr. Jeffrey Berkowitz is Independent Director of the Esperion Therapeutics Inc. Mr. Berkowitz served as the former executive vice president of Optum, Inc., a health services platform business of UnitedHealth Group, Inc., between 2016 and 2017. From 2010 to 2015, he was executive vice president and president of Pharma and Global Market Access with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., a global pharmacy-led, health and well-being enterprise, where he was responsible for generic and branded procurement, specialty pharmacy, and inventory management and oversaw relationships with pharmaceutical companies as well as pricing and reimbursement strategies with all payer segments. In addition, Mr. Berkowitz served as president of Walgreens Boots Alliance Development, GmbH, a joint venture between Walgreens Co. and Alliance Boots located in Switzerland; and has held a variety of senior executive positions with increasing responsibility in market access, sales and marketing with Merck and Schering-Plough as well as serving as a healthcare attorney at Proskauer, LLP. Mr. Berkowitz has served on the board of directors of Infinity Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INFI) since 2014. Mr. Berkowitz earned his B.A. in political science from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Scott Braunstein

Dr. Scott Braunstein, M.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. He is an Operating Partner at Aisling Capital, a private investment firm, and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX). Dr. Braunstein served as a healthcare portfolio manager at Everpoint Asset Management from 2014 through 2015. Previously, from 2002 to 2014, he worked in various positions at JP Morgan Asset Management, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), most recently as a managing director, senior portfolio manager for the JPM Global Healthcare Fund, and the JPM asset global equity analyst for the U.S. pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Prior to that, he worked at Deutsche Bank from 2000 to 2002 as a health care equity sales specialist and as vice president of operations at Defined Healthcare from 1999 to 2000. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, having completed his residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and achieved the title of assistant clinical professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Braunstein earned his bachelor degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University.

Dov Goldstein

Dr. Dov A. Goldstein is an independent Director of the Company. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Schrödinger Therapeutics. From 2014 to 2017 he was a Managing Partner at Aisling Capital, a private investment firm. He previously served as a Partner of Aisling Capital from 2008 to 2014, and from 2006 to 2008, he was a Principal at Aisling Capital. From June 2014 to January 2015, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Loxo Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO). From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Goldstein was Chief Financial Officer of Vicuron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. before its acquisition by Pfizer Inc. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Goldstein was Director of Venture Analysis at HealthCare Ventures, a privately held investment fund. Dr. Goldstein is a director of ADMA Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADMA). He previously served as a member of the board of directors of Cempra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (merged with Melinta Therapeutics), Durata Therapeutics (NASDAQ: DRTX) from December 2009 until May 2013, and of Loxo Oncology (NASDAQ: LOXO) from July 2013 to October 2014. He holds a B.S. in biology from Stanford University, an M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine and an M.B.A. from the Columbia Business School.

Antonio Gotto

Dr. Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. is an independent Director of the Esperion Therapeutics Inc. He currently serves as Dean Emeritus and Medical Provost and as a member of the Board of Overseers of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and is currently a Vice President of and consultant to Cornell University. From January 1997 to December 2011, he served as the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University. Previously, Dr. Gotto served as J.S. Abercrombie Chair of Atherosclerosis and Lipoprotein Research and Chairman and Professor of the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Gotto currently serves as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Gotto is also a past president of the International Atherosclerosis Society and a past president of the American Heart Association. Dr. Gotto holds a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University, a D.Phil. degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University in England, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and an M.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Gotto was a member of the board of directors of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. until December 2, 2016, when it merged to form Novelion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVLN).

Daniel Janney

Mr. Daniel S. Janney is an independent Director of the Company . He is a Managing Director at Alta Partners, a life sciences venture capital firm, which he joined in 1996. Prior to joining Alta, from 1993 to 1996, he was a Vice President in Montgomery Securities' healthcare and biotechnology investment banking group, focusing on life sciences companies. Mr. Janney is a director of a number of companies including Allakos Inc., Evolve Biosystems, Inc., Prolacta Bioscience, Inc., Sutro Biopharma and Viveve Medical, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles. We believe Mr. Janney's experience working with and serving on the boards of directors of life sciences companies and his experience working in the venture capital industry qualifies him to serve as a member of our Board.

Mark McGovern

Dr. Mark E. McGovern, M.D., FACC, FACP is an Independent Director of Esperion Therapeutics Inc. He is a board-certified cardiologist with over 20 years of experience developing lipid regulating therapies, and since 2007, has served as a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry in cardiovascular and lipid regulation. Dr. McGovern spent 10 years, from 1997 to 2007, at Kos Pharmaceuticals, where he last served as Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer, prior to its acquisition by Abbott Laboratories. Prior to joining Kos Pharmaceuticals, Dr. McGovern spent 11 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY), from 1986 to 1997, in various capacities, including Executive Director, Heart Failure and Atherosclerosis Clinical Research. Dr. McGovern earned his Bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University and his medical degree from the University of Vermont. Dr. McGovern is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians, and has published extensively on lipid management and its role in the treatment of coronary heart disease. We believe that Dr. McGovern is qualified to serve as a member of our Board based on his broad experience in the industry in which we operate and his expertise in lipid regulating therapies.

Gilbert Omenn

Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., is an independent Director of the Company. He has been a Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Internal Medicine, Human Genetics and Public Health and Director of the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan. He leads the global Human Proteome Project. He serves on the Council of the National Academy of Medicine and the Community Preventive Services Task Force of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Previously, Dr. Omenn was Chief Executive Officer of the University of Michigan Health System and Executive Vice President of the University of Michigan for Medical Affairs; Professor of Medicine and of Environmental Health, and Dean of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, at the University of Washington; Associate Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and of the Office of Management and Budget; and a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator. He has served on the National Cancer Advisory Board, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Advisory Council, Scientific Management Review Board of the NIH, and the Director's Advisory Committee for the CDC. Dr. Omenn earned his Bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, his M.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School, and his Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Washington. Dr. Omenn serves on the boards of Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) and Oncofusion Therapeutics, Inc. Previously, Dr. Omenn was a director of Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) and Rohm & Haas Company.

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